Mazz: OK with adding clock to speed up MLB games

Mazz: OK with adding clock to speed up MLB games
August 15, 2014, 8:15 pm
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"I want to see the game move faster. I think that’s a legitimate problem… whatever it takes, move the game faster." - Tony Massarotti

Clay Buchholz, you're on the clock. 

Part of Tom Werner's failed campaign to become MLB's next commissioner included the suggestion that baseball should add a pitch clock to speed up the game. 

Tony Massarotti and Lou Merloni discuss the topic on Arbella Early Edition. 

"I’m in favor of this because the game’s got to move faster," says Mazz. "I want to see the game move faster. I think that’s a legitimate problem… whatever it takes, move the game faster."

Werner lost the commissioner's job to Rob Manfred, who previously served as the league's COO.

Several owners, including White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf and the Red Sox ownership group, opposed Manfred's candidacy, a position Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan blasted on Thursday:

"The idea that Reinsdorf and Co. – which included Werner and the Red Sox ownership group, the Angels’ Arte Moreno and five other teams – could take baseball’s labor peace so for granted and overlook Manfred’s accomplishment in MLB’s top bargaining role speaks to what can only be referred to as Billionaire Myopia. The job of commissioner is not to broker TV deals. It is to make sure baseball is played. And nobody in the sport’s history has done a better job of that than Manfred."

Part of Werner's appeal as a candidate was his experience as a television producer.